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NPS Hike: Explore Your Thicket in a Longleaf Pine Savannah

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen 3 years, 1 month ago

Explore Your Thicket in a Longleaf Pine Savannah

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Artwork of Big Thicket National Preserve’s Osage Orange Featured in New Exhibit at United States Botanic Garden in DC

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen in Art, Big Thicket National Preserve, BITH News Release 3 years, 1 month ago

Big Thicket National Preserve News Release 

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Mona's Field Notes-Nemesis

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen 3 years, 1 month ago

Nemesis

I was sitting on my back porch the other night enjoying the cold weather and found myself thinking about how I can turn the privacy fenced backyard into my own little Big Thicket without breaking Wildwood's homeowner rules. As I was deep in thought, it dawned on me I had swatted at my arms and hands several times, and the next time I took a swat, looked at the little miscreant causing the disruption.  Mosquitoes were disregarding the cold weather to hunt and conquer, using me like a buffet with their irritating little jabs!  My first thought was "wait til it warms up and mosquito hawks tear you a new one" --for those of you who aren't familiar with the term "mosquito hawk" --it's a dragonfly, nemeses to mosquitos, and as I started learning today, a lot of other insects, including other dragonflies. 

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National Park Service Centennial

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen 3 years, 2 months ago

The National Park Service turns 100 years on August 25, 2016!

Here are some links to find out more about the Centennial and how you can participate:

National Park Service Sites

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Night Hike in the Big Thicket

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen in Big Thicket National Preserve, Hike 3 years, 2 months ago

Night Hike in the Big Thicket

Date: 02/26/2016
Location:
 Sundew Trail | Map
Time:
 6:30 PM
Fee Information:
 Free
Contact Name:
 Mary Kay Manning
Contact Email:
 e-mail us
Contact Phone Number: (409) 951-6720

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